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Christmas for kids recipes

Have some festive fun with the kids, with this selection of recipes that can be made by the smallest of hands.

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Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get little ones to help decorate these festive snowman biscuits. You can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead, then bring them out for a winter’s day activity

1 hr and 14 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Make decorating these adorable gingerbread people even easier (and less messy!) with tubes of shop-bought icing and sweets. Get the kids involved too

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Roll balls of dough in icing sugar to give these chocolate biscuits their ‘crackle’ effect. They make perfect presents for kids to make at Christmas time

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Get the kids involved in making these cute elf and Santa cupcakes with our template for the chimney-style paper cases 

58 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Make some gingerbread stars to hang from your Christmas tree. This biscuit dough is extremely forgiving if overworked, so it's perfect for baking with children

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Treat family and friends to these gorgeous white-chocolate-coated pretzel snowflakes. Package them up to give as edible Christmas gifts

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try making these Christmassy lollipops as a festive treat for kids – and get them involved in the kitchen too

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

25 mins
Easy
6 ratings 2.2 out of 5 star rating

Top rich chocolate biscuits with candied orange peel to make these moreish bites. They make a great edible gift for Christmas 

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Pop these homemade Christmas truffles in a pretty box if you want to give them as a gift. Kids will love giving them to family and friends

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these pretty gingerbread biscuits with a stained glass centre as treats at Christmas time with the kids. They make great presents for friends and family

46 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Get the kids in the kitchen making these chocolate stirrers that you pop into hot milk for a DIY hot chocolate. Experiment with your own flavour combinations

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake these lovely star-shaped biscuits to give as edible Christmas gifts for family and friends. They're easy to make, so kids can get involved too

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Top these cupcakes with buttercream and your favourite mini biscuits and they're sure to go down a storm. A perfect project for little hands

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Add some colour to classic bourbon biscuits using pink food colouring. Kids will love piping the filling – and eating them afterwards of course!

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These savoury biscuits are deliciously cheesy, and are so easy to make. They make a lovely gift. Leave out the rosemary, if you prefer

39 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Nothing says Christmas like stollen with marzipan. It's a cinch to make, although it does take some time – think of it as a weekend project with the kids

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 2.4 out of 5 star rating

Use a tabletop mixer to make these festive panettone muffins. Put the dough in the fridge overnight to rise, then bake it fresh for breakfast or brunch

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get the kids involved in making some tasty Christmas treats like our fabulously festive chocolate bark. Great to give as a gift as well

25 mins
Easy
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Mix this syrup into hot apple juice or wine for a sweet and fiery burst of Christmas flavour. It's also delicious drizzled over ice cream for dessert

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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Roast some almonds for the festive season. They're coated in Christmassy spices but you can also try a Spanish twist by using sweet and smoked paprika instead

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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